"Why is the teen birth rate in the United States so high, and why does it matter?" Those questions are posed in the title of a new paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives getting a good deal of applause on the Internet.
For students, spring break is a week of freedom that makes the long stretch between winter break and summer vacation. If you're a student's parent, however, spring break can also be a week-long headache that forces you to overhaul your daily routine.
Bristol Palin remains the nation's most famous teen mother. From her GOP convention outing in 2008 to the formal announcement that she will be a glittery hoofer on the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars," Bristol remains a pop culture tour de force.